Looking to literally re-capitalize on a filmmaking style they re-invented back in 1999, The Blair Witch Project writer-directors, Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, are this close to returning to the big screen with another Blair Witch installment – one that could potentially reunite the original film's stars, Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michael C. Williams.
Speaking to the Toronto Star, Sanchez says that the new film would forget Blair Witch 2: Book of Shadows ever happened (thank god), and it would pick up right where the original left off. He adds, "We're at the step where we're about to pitch to Lionsgate, which owns the movie rights now. It's pretty much up to them. They can completely squash it or greenlight it."
Considering the smash success of Paranormal Activity (this year's no-budget, shot-on-a-camcorder spook flick), I can't see why Lionsgate wouldn't get behind another Blair Witch, assuming they come up with a decent pitch. Then again, Sanchez boldly admits that they're basically just looking to "milk this one more time", which kinda makes you wonder what sort of idea they have with intentions that sketchy. Anyway, we'll see what happens and will of course bring you more news as it hits.
Would you want a Blair Witch sequel?
Never! The first Blair Witch was stupid enough. And Paranormal Activity is the most boring, nausea-inducing film since Blair Witch. I'm not sure which is worse. I'm guessing anyone who is scared by either movie is also scared of their own shadow.
Nope. Not even a little.
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